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Polar Bears Require More Food to Survive Than Thought

Polar Bears Require More Food to Survive Than Thought | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Due to climate change, they already may not be catching enough prey to meet their high energy demands
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Navy Christening 2 New Virginia-Class Submarines on Saturday

Navy Christening 2 New Virginia-Class Submarines on Saturday | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Navy will christen two Virginia-class nuclear submarines just an hour apart Saturday at a General Dynamics facility in Connecticut.
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What Happens to Your Body on a Long-Distance Swim

What Happens to Your Body on a Long-Distance Swim | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Ross Edgley is finding that a long-distance swim isn't just a feat of the muscles in the body. It's also a feat of the mind, heart, and…tongue?
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Oil Washes Ashore in France After Ship Collision –

Oil Washes Ashore in France After Ship Collision – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
RAMATUELLE, France, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Some of France’s spectacular Riviera beaches have been shut as volunteers with shovels and sacks try to rid the coastline of a thick oily residue that washed ashore after two ships collided off Corsica earlier in October. The clean-up operation is taking place on beaches in the glitzy resort …
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Making Sense of Landslide Danger After Kerala’s Floods

Making Sense of Landslide Danger After Kerala’s Floods | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists traveled to Kerala, a state in India recently devastated by severe monsoon rains. They found a vulnerable population that will soon face fresh landslide risks as a new monsoon approaches.
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How can we restore marine ecosystems? Perspectives and tips from global experts | Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM)

How can we restore marine ecosystems? Perspectives and tips from global experts | Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Marine ecosystem restoration – such as reconstructing saltmarshes that have been lost to human development, replanting coastal mangrove forests that have been degraded, and enhancing the structural complexity of damaged reefs – is an emerging field that
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Researchers recommend satellite technology as a way to create more effective, 'true' shark sanctuaries

Researchers recommend satellite technology as a way to create more effective, 'true' shark sanctuaries | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Darcy Bradley and her colleagues intended to survey their movement in the protected waters there. What they found was a disturbing development for the Pacific island nation.
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Ucluelet fears orca protection could shut down fisheries

Ucluelet fears orca protection could shut down fisheries | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
“I beg you to start a process to put a stick in the wheels and slow these people down.”
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Oil Spills Are Bad for Shipwrecks

Oil Spills Are Bad for Shipwrecks | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
By enhancing microbial activity, oil spills may speed up the corrosion of historical shipwrecks and artificial reefs.
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UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve | Environment | The Guardian

UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Reserve to cover 1.8m km will protect penguins, leopard seals, orca and blue whales
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Raise Awareness for Plastic Pollution During Australian Beach Cleanup!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Raise Awareness for Plastic Pollution During Australian Beach Cleanup! | Soggy Science | Scoop.it

As part of their royal tour in Australia, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle participated in a beach cleanup in South Melbourne. During the cleanup, organized by BeachPatrol, the British prince spoke about the impact of plastic pollution on the environment.


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Is Resistance Futile? Cigarette Butts Still Dominate Coastal — Water Deeply

Smokers burn through 6 trillion cigarettes every year, and most are tossed into the environment. Butts contain microplastics and harmful chemicals, and new research suggests they may be directly toxic to wildlife. Efforts to curb butt litter have been largely futile.
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Almond Farms Keep Growing, and Keep Moving on Water Conservation — Water Deeply

California grows 80 percent of the world's almonds, generating $11 billion annually for the state’s economy. Richard Waycott of the Almond Board of California explains what the industry is doing to use less water and stretch every drop.
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300th nutria killed in California as officials worry giant swamp rats are spreading into the delta

300th nutria killed in California as officials worry giant swamp rats are spreading into the delta | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife hit a milestone in its ongoing efforts to control the state's nutria infestation on Friday morning when they successfully trapped Nutria number 300 at a pond in Merced County.
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Greenpeace Expedition Finds 11 Times More Microplastics in Great Pacific Garbage Patch Than Previously Recorded

Greenpeace Expedition Finds 11 Times More Microplastics in Great Pacific Garbage Patch Than Previously Recorded | Soggy Science | Scoop.it

Over the course of the expedition, the crew found eleven times more microplastic pollution in the massive gyre than had been previously discovered near major U.S. cities like Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, and San Diego!


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Ancient Sea Monsters Swallowed a Lot of Salty Water. This Is How They Got Rid of It.

Ancient Sea Monsters Swallowed a Lot of Salty Water. This Is How They Got Rid of It. | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Here's how ancient sea monsters got rid of all that salty seawater they swallowed while hunting in the deep, blue sea.
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MAIB Says Lack of Communication to Blame for CMA CGM Centaurus Hitting Pier Wall in Jebel Ali –

MAIB Says Lack of Communication to Blame for CMA CGM Centaurus Hitting Pier Wall in Jebel Ali – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report on the UK-registered CMA CGM Centaurus’ heavy contact with the pier and two shore cranes during its arrival under pilotage at Jebel Ali last year. The accident resulted in the collapse of a shore crane and 10 injuries, including one serious injury, to shore personnel. …
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DEMA Activates Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

DEMA Activates Disaster Assistance Program to Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by Hurricane Michael | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) announced on October 16, 2018 that the DEMA Executive Committee has approved the activation of the Disaster Assistance Program to assist DEMA-Member Show Exhibitors and Buyers impacted by Hurricane Michael. DEMA’s Disaster Assistance Program was first created in 2004 and has been used when DEMA-Member companies are impacted …
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Ecosystem restoration: What if we build it, but they don’t come? | OpenChannels: Sustainable Ocean Management and Conservation

Ecosystem restoration: What if we build it, but they don’t come? | OpenChannels: Sustainable Ocean Management and Conservation | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
By Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor, MEAM. Email: tundiagardy@earthlink.net
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Dornoch Firth: Extinct oyster reefs restoration starts

Dornoch Firth: Extinct oyster reefs restoration starts | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The molluscs had lived in the Dornoch Firth for thousands of years before being fished to extinction.
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Coastal Job: Driftwood Artist

Coastal Job: Driftwood Artist | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Alex Witcombe walks the wrack line, searching for distinctive pieces of driftwood to transform into storied sculptures.
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To Save the Baltic Sea Harbor Porpoise, Scientists Try Listening

To Save the Baltic Sea Harbor Porpoise, Scientists Try Listening | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
By tracking the echolocation clicks of the endangered porpoise population, scientists have discovered a potential new breeding location.
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Eighty tons of illegal bluefin tuna pose a threat to sustainable fisheries and human health

Eighty tons of illegal bluefin tuna pose a threat to sustainable fisheries and human health | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Spanish authorities announced the arrest of 76 people involved in a large illegal trade of bluefin tuna worth over €12 million per year between Malta and Spain, and with the engagement of other EU countries. 80,000 kg of illegally caught and marketed tuna were seized in the investigation, led under the coordination of EUROPOL. Irregularities found in the handling of the fish could also cause food poisoning.
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Big Food Brands Commit to Conserve Water, Soil – and the Climate — Water Deeply

Major food growers and retailers are looking hard at their growing and distribution practices to conserve soil nutrients and protect water quality. It’s an effort to reduce impacts throughout the entire food supply chain.
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Why California Law Requires a Clear Benefit for Groundwater — Water Deeply

Aquifer recharge by itself isn’t enough to win a water diversion permit in California, says Erik Ekdahl of the State Water Resources Control Board. A more specific benefit is required, and the board is working to ease the process.
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Goldfish have taken over a Utah lake — and state officials are fighting back

Goldfish have taken over a Utah lake — and state officials are fighting back | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
At first, anglers thought the fish were kind of neat. A flashy, albeit infrequent, anomaly attached to the end of their fishing lines, a small orange snag in their quest for trout.
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